Hubs came in the house beaming. I could tell that he had just had his haircut, and he was carrying a brown paper bag under his arm.
He smiled and said, "Well?"
Knowing exactly what he meant, I answered, "Looks good. Short. Like you like it. Which place did you go to?"
He grinned, pleased with my assessment, "Oh. Up the street. You know, the sports one," he explained as he shrugged out of his winter coat.
I giggled, knowingly. "What? What are you implying with that giggle?" he asked.
"Oh nothing," I breezed. "Except, isn't that the place where the hairdressers give you a massage while you are in the chair? " I interrogated.
He blushed. "Yeah . . ." he replied, his voice trailing off.
"Yeah . . . what . . .?" I pushed.
"Well, I did go to that hair place, and I did get my hair cut, but I also got something else. . ." Clearly, hubs was being evasive, and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why.
He eyed me.
I stared intently.
He dropped my gaze.
He began, "Well, the shampoo that they use just feels so good. So, I bought some, you know, for here."
Not understanding why that was such a big deal, I answered slowly, "OK. So you bought some shampoo. So what?"
And, as he pulled the small green bottle from the brown paper bag, he whisper rushed through his explanation.
"I'm sorry, " I said. "What?"
He looked me right in the eye, slowed down his speech and owned it saying, "It. was. eleven. dollars."
Then he held my gaze and waited for my reaction.
Finally, I could contain myself no more. I dropped my steely gaze and burst out laughing.
Hubs was confused. "What?" he asked. "What's so funny?"
And when I caught my breath I explained, "You just spent eleven dollars on shampoo for your hair. Your hair that may be approximately 1/4 inch long . . .on a good day!"
Then, I continued laughing, and seeing my point, he had to laugh too.
Moral of the story . . . Men are vain too.
. . . and, I can not wait to switch his shampoo with the 99cent variety to see if he notices the difference.
The way I see it, the story and the pranks with this situation alone are definitely worth the eleven dollars.